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10 Prosthodontic Residents Awarded Dental Course Scholarship

2012 3M Prosth Resident Scholarship Winners3M ESPE and The Dawson Academy awarded tuition scholarships to 10 outstanding prosthodontic residents for The Academy’s continuing dental education course, “Functional Occlusion - From TMJ to Smile Design” held February 9-11, 2012 in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

This year was the second year that 3M ESPE and The Dawson Academy awarded these scholarships. Additionally, the number of received applicants grew from 2011.

“It was extremely difficult to select just 10 winners from the pool of applicants received this year,” said Joan Forrest, President & CEO of the Dawson Academy.

Each scholarship winner was nominated by their University for demonstrating excellence and interest in restorative dentistry, had a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in dental school, and obtained written recommendations from two faculty members.

“3M ESPE is proud to provide educational funding that will aid the advancing graduate student in discovering contemporary practice,” said Mr. Peter Golden, Professional Relations Manager at 3M ESPE.

Forrest and instructors, Drs. Dawson and Cranham welcomed the young, committed professionals to the course and spent time with them throughout the weekend, including dinner the first evening of the course.

“3M ESPE has spent many years working closely with some of the leading post graduate institutions to provide quality continuing dental education. The Dawson Academy has consistently developed course curriculums that provide insight into the constantly changing array of new materials and systems, while coupling the timeless wisdom of Dr. Peter Dawson’s approach to occlusion and treatment planning,” shared Golden.

Residents came from 10 different dental schools around the country and Puerto Rico. These schools included University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, University of Washington, University of Puerto Rico, University of Texas, Marquette University, The Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia University, University of California, Los Angeles, and The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Golden explained, “The faculty at the Dawson Academy have the experience to help students tackle the most difficult cases they may face, while guiding them through a program that will meet that students’ individual needs.”

“We appreciate 3M ESPE’s commitment to education and the support to make these scholarships possible,” said Forrest.
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